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@NYC Toy Fair 2009 – The Unitech “Fun Fly Stick” Magic levitation wand made the rounds on the web awhile ago but this is the first time I’ve seen it in person. It looks like some type of after dinner game Superman’s Dad keeps around for entertainment – seeing adults in suits play with this is a hoot. Any way, many makers I know out there just want to take these apart and tinker with them – it’s a small battery operated static charge generator, the tinsel-like material is repelled once it has a negative charge from touching the stick (like charges repel, opposites attract) – electrostatic propulsion. I fully expect an Arduino project with these soon…

Wizards of all ages have now an incredible opportunity to get a real levitation wand of their own. Five special flying toys are included in the set. Mesmerizing levitation is captivating for everyone observing. Enjoy levitating incredible metallic-looking shapes and learn physics in the process without even realizing it! Illustrated full-color Magic Wand Manual provided with the set offers tons of tips and tricks for becoming a better wizard.

I’d like it if they said “better scientist” but Wizard might be more attractive to kids to align with Harry Potter or something…